Left-wingers wasted no time launching slings and arrows against conservatives in the aftermath of the horrific Colorado Springs nightclub shooting. Many went online to blame Republicans for the act that left five dead and injured many others.
22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich is charged with five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of a bias-motivated crime that caused bodily injury. The shooting occurred late Saturday night at Club Q, a Colorado Springs establishment catering to the LGBT community.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said Monday that the tragedy “has all the trappings of a hate crime.” He added that more information about Aldrich needs to be gathered.
While the appearance of a hate crime is real, and the police charges indicate that’s what investigators believe, the reaction from the left is anything but based on reality.
That did not stop California State Senator Scott Wiener from tossing blame at the “right wing.” The legislator tweeted that conservatives are “stoking hate and violence against LGBT people” while demonizing the trans community and drag queens.
Heidi and I are praying for the victims & loved ones impacted by the horrific shooting in Colorado Springs. This senseless evil needs to end. 1/x https://t.co/fsdbb2PZvS
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) November 20, 2022
Gay activist Alex Berg was even more specific, citing Republicans who supported Florida’s so-called “Don’t Say Gay” law, reacted to “grooming,” or backed “anti-trans legislation.”
Berg stated that everyone who falls into this broad category of Americans is “complicit in the Club Q attack and violence against LGBT people.”
And President Joe Biden was quick to add a plug for an “assault weapons” ban in the hours after the attack.
Commentator and Daily Wire writer Matt Walsh struck back at the attacks on conservative Republicans. Defending people who do not believe in exposing children to drag shows, the columnist said it is a “demented, gutless freak” who scores points off such a tragedy.
Candace Owens, another conservative mouthpiece, ripped the left’s equating opposition to “experimenting on children” with puberty blockers and the violence in Colorado Springs.
The fact remains that drag shows have been around for decades, and their existence was largely ignored until children became involved. Protecting kids from exposure to these acts as well as radical transgender ideology is hardly the same as promoting the work of an obviously psychotic gunman.